Quotes of the Week

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It's something you don't find anywhere else in the world. Maybe the Romans were doing this in the arenas, but only here do we get it now. Francois Doumen, Gold Cup-winning trainer, on the Cheltenham roar.

The players were angry. They were charging up the tunnel to get back on the pitch at half- time. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United, manager on his side's reaction to Peter Schmeichel's sending-off during their FA Cup win over Charlton.

If we produce another performance like this, United needn't bother naming a replacement keeper. Ron Atkinson, manager of League Cup finalists Aston Villa, after home defeat to Ipswich.

Like a nitro-glycerine juggler. Joe Royle on life as manager of Oldham.

He's a crazy man who wants notoriety. Diego Maradona on Pietro Pugliese, his former bodyguard who has accused him of drug-dealing and match-fixing.

So many people I know see Cheltenham as an adult Christmas. We have a saying in our part, if you're not at Cheltenham, you're dead. Stuart Barnes, England stand-off.

I am so ashamed that if my wife wasn't expecting our first child any day now I might not have the heart to go home. Jesse Ferguson, knocked out in the first round by Frank Bruno at the Birmingham NEC.